Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) successfully pushed his bill with Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman through the House of Representatives today to rename the federal building in downtown Dayton after Senior United States District Court Judge Walter H. Rice. The bill passed the Senate in June, and is now headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

“I assembled a panel to recommend who to honor in naming the federal building in downtown Dayton, and they unanimously chose Judge Walter Rice,” said Congressman Turner. “With the help of Senators Brown and Portman, we were able to get this bill across the finish line and to the President’s desk. Judge Rice is one of our community’s most dedicated public servants and this is a fitting tribute and honor he wholly deserves.”

“Judge Rice has spent his legal career in service to Montgomery County, and it is fitting that the Dayton Federal Building, where he has devoted nearly four decades of his life, bears his name,” said Sen. Brown. “I join Sen. Portman and Rep. Turner in gratitude for Judge Rice’s service to Dayton as we work together to honor his legacy.”  

“For more than four decades, Judge Rice has been a tireless advocate for justice, the people of Dayton, and the state of Ohio,” said Sen. Portman. “This is a fitting tribute to his life’s work, and I join Senator Brown and Rep. Turner in thanking him for his service.”